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The Middle East and North Africa Scholarship Programme

The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP) offers scholarships to professionals for short courses in the Netherlands.  

The main aim of the MSP is to contribute to democratic transition in the selected countries. It also aims at building capacity within organisations, by enabling employees to take part in short courses in the Netherlands.

While the scholarship is awarded to individuals, all candidates must be nominated by their employer to be able to participate. The need for training has to be demonstrated in the context of the organisation the applicant is employed by. The training course must help the organisation develop its capacity.

The programme strives to allocate 50% of the budget to female candidates. The programme is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is monitored by Nuffic.

The funding application and nomination process for the MSP programme is partially executed by the Dutch institution.


The scholarship value depends on the duration of your programme at the University of Twente. Please note that the scholarship does not cover all the costs of the study trajectory. It is not a full fellowship. 


Have a look at the MSP/MENA country list to see which countries are qualified.


The MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP)
In order to be eligible for The Middle East and North Africa Scholarship Programme, you should meet all the requirements.
 Check the requirements and apply for The Middle East and North Africa Scholarship Programme.